(A)   It shall be unlawful for any person to make, cause, or permit to be made any cut or excavation in or under the surface of any street, alley, sidewalk, or other public place in the city for the installation, repair, or removal of any pipe, conduit, duct, tunnel, or other structure or for any other purpose whatsoever, without first obtaining from the City Engineer a written permit to make such cut or excavation; provided however, the City Engineer shall not grant permits for the cutting or excavation of such streets or sidewalks for main or trunk line pipes or conduits under the public streets, alleys, or public places in the city unless permission has been first secured therefor from the City Manager, but the City Engineer is authorized to grant a permit to lay any lateral or service pipe where in his judgment it will be safe to do so without the necessity of receiving the approval of the City Council.
(‘68 Code, § 32-51)
   (B)   Exceptions. None of the provisions of this subchapter shall apply to any work done or to be done along or upon any street, alley, sidewalk, or other place, pursuant to any contract for improvement authorized by the City Council, or work done by the city through any of the employees of the city.
(‘68 Code, § 32-52) (Ord. 1055, passed 7-3-61) Penalty, see § 10.99